Udonis Haslem returning to Heat for 17th NBA season

first_imgForward Udonis Haslem is signing a one-year deal to return to the Miami Heat for a 17th NBA season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 6, 2019Haslem, 39, also confirmed he was returning to the team, posting to Instagram a photo of his locker. Udonis Haslem will be on the court for Miami this upcoming season.The veteran forward re-signed with the Heat on Tuesday, meaning 2019-20 will be his 17th season in the league. He’s also started in 84 postseason games, with 147 total appearances. A Miami native, Haslem is the Heat’s all-time leader in rebounds and ranks in the top five in games played, starts, minutes, double-doubles and field goals made.He’s also just the sixth player in NBA history to have such a long career with one team. Chris Paul trade rumors: Guard expected to start next season with Thunder “We are proud to welcome our captain back for a 17th season,” Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement. “UD is the heart and soul of Miami and we are proud to have him help lead this team once again.”While the terms of the contract weren’t released by the team, The Athletic reported that the deal is for one year. Related Newscenter_img Heat’s Dion Waiters debuts fit physique after being fat-shamed last season Too be continued Heat Nation!!! 1️⃣7️⃣‼️ #og #heatliferA post shared by Udonis Haslem (@ud40) on Aug 6, 2019 at 12:42pm PDTHaslem has spent his entire career with the Heat, winning three NBA titles along the way. He has started in 499 regular-season games and appeared in 854 games total for the franchise while averaging 7.6 points and 6.7 rebounds. View this post on Instagramlast_img